Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day Market Ride: Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day!)

SPECIAL NOTE: IF you are thinking you have to choose between the EDMR and the March for Science, the two events will actually dovetail without a conflict. You can bike downtown (always a good choice) with the Earth Day Ride, and join the march after our gathering at the fountain, or even after biking to the Farmers Market. We'll be done by about 11:30.
Meet neighbors, enjoy a Saturday bike ride to town, and get a head start on your Bicycle Commuter Challenge miles while you're at it! The miles you ride this day count as your first commute trip on your mileage log. The Earth Day Market Ride is a great opportunity to gain confidence riding with traffic and meet other riders in your neighborhood.
After snack, a greeting, and group photo at the Heritage Park fountain, you'll ride to the Olympia Farmers Market, where you can register for the Bicycle Commuter Contest, catch some great live music, and enjoy the food and shopping at the Market!
Here's how it works.

  • Meet your ride leader at the time shown below on Saturday, April 22.
  • Ride to Heritage Park in Olympia, arriving by 11 a.m. for goodies (courtesy of Batdorf and Bronson and San Francisco Street Bakery), a group photo and PRIZES! We'll have Farmers Market "Wooden Nickel" for each rider. Enter your name at the fountain to win more prizes, and decorate your bike to earn an extra wooden nickel! Just make sure decorations don't interfere with the safe operation of your bike.
  • The whole group rides together to the Olympia Farmers Market where you can register for the BCC, join Earth Day celebrations, and enjoy the market.
  • Wear your helmet - it's required.
  • Count the miles you ride at this event toward your BCC total!

EDMR Starting Points and Times:

These are typical starting points and times. Please check the week of the event to confirm.

Cutters Point Coffee

Lacey Boulevard and Pacific Avenue roundabout.
Leader: Yogi
Meet at 9:30 a.m. for coffee.
Depart at 10
Meet more riders at South Sound Center flagpoles at Sleater-Kinney and the I-5 bike path. Leave there at 10:15 a.m.

South Sound Center Flagpoles:  Sleater-Kinney Road and the I-5 bike path.

Leader: Daimon and Katie (and Yogi, with Cutters Point Coffee group)
Meet up at 10am, depart 10:15 a.m. with group from Cutters Point Coffee

Olympia High School

Meet at bike racks on Carlyon Ave side of school (NW corner of school bldg).
Leaders: Paul and Lee
Meet up at 10am, depart 10:15 a.m.

Roosevelt School parking lot, across from Bakery

San Francisco Avenue and Bethel Street, NE.
Leaders: David C. and Jessica B.
Meet up at 10am, depart 10:15 a.m.

The Evergreen State College

Meet in the center of Red Square.
Leaders: Linda W., Scott M.
Meet up at 9:45am, depart 10 a.m.

Garfield Elementary School

Garfield Avenue and Plymouth Street NW.
Leader: Michelle S.
Meet up at 10:15am, depart at 10:30 a.m.

Madison Elementary School (a more family-friendly starting point and route)

Legion and Boundary
Leader: Jessica G.
Meet up at 10am, depart 10:20 a.m.

New Ride for 2017: Tumwater School District office

Linwood and S. 7th Ave, Tumwater
Leader: Stefanie R.
Meet up at 9:45, depart at 10am.

T-shirts are not available for sale at the Earth Day Market Ride.

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